15 May 2014.
The IFP Women Brigade calls on the AU
Commission to step up efforts to ensure that the school children
kidnapped by Boko Haram are released.
“We fear that these young girls will be sold
as sex slaves and even raped by the extremist group. If they
return home, they could be traumatised and stigmatised if they
are known to have been raped or impregnated by their abductors,”
said IFP Women Brigade National Chairperson, Mrs Thembeni
KaMadlopha Mthethwa. Human rights organisations, law enforcement
and UNICEF must try their best to make sure that these children
are returned to their families.
“Attacks on children and targeting schools are
prohibited under international law and cannot be justified under
any circumstance. The Nigerian government must do all it can to
ensure the safe return of the girls” said KaMadlopha Mthethwa.
The IFP Women Brigade calls on the Heads of
African States to urgently call a meeting to discuss the issue
of how they can address the scourge of kidnappings in
Mrs Thembeni KaMadlopha Mthethwa,
IFP Women Brigade National Chairperson, 079 114 3015
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